Rus­sia de­tains Ukrainian jour­nal­ist for spy­ing

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Rus­sia’s FSB se­cu­rity ser­vice said it had de­tained a Ukrainian jour­nal­ist for spy­ing, spark­ing the lat­est diplo­matic scan­dal in the bit­ter feud be­tween Kiev and Moscow. Jour­nal­ist Ro­man Sushchenko – who has worked for Ukrainian state news agency Ukrin­form since 2002 – was de­tained in Moscow “while con­duct­ing es­pi­onage ac­tiv­i­ties”, the FSB told In­ter­fax news agency. Rus­sia’s se­cu­rity ser­vice said that Mr Sushchenko, 47, is a serv­ing colonel in Ukraine’s mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence and was “col­lect­ing state se­crets that could dam­age the de­fence ca­pa­bil­ity of the state if leaked abroad”.

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